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Report: Hospital errors more common than suspected
USA Today

A new method for identifying medical errors contends that as many as 90% of hospital mistakes are overlooked. The actual error rate is 10 times greater than previously thought, despite a recent focus on reducing error rates and improving patient safety, a new study suggests. “The more you look for errors, the more you find,” said lead researcher Dr. David C. Classen, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah.

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